Lawmaker focused on improving education for all of Michigan
LANSING, Mich., Jan. 24, 2024 — Before a joint Legislative session today, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer delivered this year’s State of the State address. In her speech, the governor discussed her agenda for the new term, which includes lowering costs for Michiganders, expanding educational opportunities and strengthening the state’s economy. State Rep. Matt Koleszar (D-Plymouth) issued the following statement on Whitmer’s address:
“Education is one of my utmost top priorities for Michigan. We made great strides last year by providing free meals for public school kids, supporting teachers in the workplace and so much more. Now it’s time to build on our successes. Today’s address was a reminder to all teachers, parents, students and schools that we are working for you and your success. I’m excited to keep doing the important work to raise up kids and teachers.”
Over the last year, lawmakers have laid a foundation for Michigan by putting people first. The fundamental building blocks include repealing the retirement tax, increasing the working families tax credit (EITC), funding free breakfast and lunch to public school kids, improving public safety and so much more. With efforts including lowering prescription costs, bolstering our economy and ensuring Michigan is a healthy and desirable state to live and work in, work will continue for the brightest future for all Michiganders.